Tenant Screening

NEW: *SOFT CREDIT INQUIRIES* for all your applicants. This is a big deal because applicants hate having an inquiry on their credit report, it can lower their score. We are one the few credit reporting agencies to offer this product. Fill out the form below to get started.

Landlords and Property Managers!  Sign up below to start screening tenants. Decide which plan you want (see pricing tab for full details). We will contact you after signup to begin screening new applicants right away.


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Screening Plan #1
CREDIT REPORT ONLY. Receive a complete credit report. (from Transunion or Equifax) WITH FICO credit score included.

$30 /per applicant.

Screening Plan #2

$40 /per applicant.

Screening Plan #3

$50 /per applicant.

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If you own multiple properties we offer a unique online applicant tracking application process.

Here’s how it works:

>We provide a unique URL you send to applicants via email or put directly on your website.

>The applicant completes the application form online

> The applicant pays the application fee with their credit card.

Depending on the plan chosen,  a full report is available to you INSTANTLY.

Colorful apartment building need tenant screening services too

Tenant Screening

Property owners and managers, landlords, real estate agents and brokers who derive an income through rental commissions are at serious financial risk when a tenant defaults on their rent or other financial obligation. A realtor’s success often hinges on finding qualified prospective tenants who will satisfy their full lease term commitment.

By performing a background credit check on all prospective tenants and clients, a landlord, property owner/manager or other real estate professional can reduce the odds of a difficult tenant. A judgment against a renter will be reported on the tenant’s credit report for seven years. Checking court records to see if a tenant has been involved in legal proceedings with a prior landlord is prudent. Checking a prospective renter for criminal records and running a background check is less expensive and efficient than the cost of evicting a problem tenant. In fact, evicting a tenant in the State of California is a particularly costly and time-consuming process.

Tenant screening service will provide these services and check references provided by tenants. These background checks are obtained for a nominal fee and come with invaluable information
regarding prospective renters; whether or not the applicant pays rent on
time, has damaged previous rental properties, has a criminal record, and in
some cases, how he/she is rated and reviewed by prior landlords. A standard background check can include a local, state and national criminal report, a sex
offender database search and prior address history verification.

Many landlords request tenants pay a rental application fee to cover the
cost of their background, criminal and credit checks. Conducting these
preliminary checks before a renter defaults will save the landlord time,
money and a whole lot of aggravation.

Rental screening helps realtors assess their prospective
renters’ ability and willingness to pay the rent. Determine a renter’s track
record of paying rent and other bills. Real estate agents and landlords alike
find peace of mind knowing their renters will pay the rent on time and for the
full lease term. Utilizing a rental screening service can also allow realtors the
opportunity to assess their renter’s criminal background.

Breaking up is hard to do:
Protect your investment by running background and credit
checks of ALL prospective tenants. Tenants with a history of not paying their rent,
specifically those that have been evicted in the past, or have a criminal
record are more likely to cause problems leading to inevitable (but avoidable)
evictions. For landlords, evictions are expensive, time-consuming and sometimes

Balconies of tenants - Have you screening your tenants?


Service Highlights:

Credit reports in 15 minutes!
No hidden charges.

No membership fees.
Personal assistance from an Able Screening certified credit agent.

Over 35 years in business.

What You Get

  • Performing a proper vetting of any potential renter.
  • Having a third party do an independent background screening.
  • Small price to pay for peace of mind

Tenant Screening Form


I hereby authorize ABLE Screening Services to provide general background screening and credit reporting agency services. I understand that ABLE Screening Services has no control over the contents of the report issued by the authorized credit bureaus, (Transunion, Experian or Equifax).

Company Name (If Applicable):

Is your business a:

sole proprietorpartnershipcorporation

Do you have a website? If YES, please list address:

Please indicate which pricing plan you want:

Plan #1Plan #2Plan #3

Plan #1: CREDIT REPORT ONLY. Receive a complete credit report. (from Transunion or Equifax) with FICO credit score included. $30/per applicant

Plan #2:CREDIT REPORT AND CRIMINAL SCREENING. In addition to a credit report, you'll receive our criminal background screening report. $40/per applicant

Plan #3: FULL SERVICE. In addition to a credit report and criminal background screening, we verify employment, obtain rental history, search for eviction history and unlawful detainer. $50/per applicant


Documents to be collected to become a member:

A: Proof of ownership document. Either property tax document OR copy of title OR property insurance document.

B: Copy of two rental applications or leases from existing or past tenants. The applicant agrees to comply with all the provisions of Public Law 91­508 and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

(The FRCA provides that any person who knowingly and willfully obtains information on a consumer from a consumer reporting agency under false pretenses shall be fined under title 18 of the united states code or imprisoned not more 1 than two years or both).

Information supplied will be requested only for applicants exclusive use and the applicant certifies that inquires will be made only when the applicant intends to use the information for permissible purposes. Permissible purposes include 1) in connection with a credit transaction involving the consumer on whom the information is to be furnished and involving the extension of credit to, or review or collection of an account of the consumer, 2) In connection with a tenant screening application involving the consumer, 3) In accordance with the written instructions of the consumer, 4) for a legitimate business need in connection with a business transaction that is initiated by the consumer 5) As a potential investor, servicer or current insurer in connection with a valuation of, or assessment of, the credit or prepayment risks, Applicant further agrees to hold information in strict confidence and will maintain copies of all written authorizations for a minimum of five years from the date of inquiry and acknowledges they are the end user of this information. End User shall use each consumer report only for a one-time use and shall hold the report in strict confidence, and not to disclose it to any third parties; provided, however, that End User may, but is not required to, disclose the report to the subject of the report only in connection with an adverse action based on the report. All reports must be held in strict confidence and not to be disclosed to any third party. In the case the disclosure of such information leads to any claims or litigation, applicant will hold Able Screening harmless from any liability or damages resulting there from. Able Screening shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any loss or injury to applicant resulting from the obtaining or furnishing of such information and shall not be deemed to have guaranteed the accuracy of such information, such information being based, however upon reports obtained from sources considered by Able Screening Service to be reliable. It is further agreed that if the applicant is delinquent in payment of charges, or is guilty of violating the terms of this contract, Able Credit may, at its sole discretion discontinue providing service to applicant.

By signing below, I agree to all of the terms listed above to sign up for Able Screening LLC.

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